University of Miami
Department of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences

Lecture Series

Professor Maxim Kontsevich
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
University of Miami
Recipient of a Fields Medal in 1998
Winner of the Crafoord Prize in 2008

will present

Motives from Noncommutative Point of View

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Ungar Room 402

Refreshments served 30 minutes before each talk in Ungar Room 521
All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Some information about the lecturer:

Maxim Kontsevich (IHES, U of M) is one of the leading geometers of our time. His main mathematical contributions: Homological Mirror Symmetry, the proof of Witten's conjecture, the proof of Deligne's conjecture and deformation and quantization have revolutionized the use of abstract category theory and homological algebra in theoretical physics.

He received a Fields Medal in 1998 at the 23rd International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, and last year he won the Crafoord Prize. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and of Legion d'Honneur.